Nancy: sounds like you toughed it out on the 6 miler, WTG!! That deserves a beer!! Oh, you did that, LOL!! There has been predicted HIGH heat days out that way .......watching weather channel. Sure zaps the energy for sure. Wishing Katie a glorious trip!! And from mom to mom, cell phones can be life lines.
Lisa: how are you?
Erica: you know, regarding the Pikes Peak ...........we did as we were told. Yes, safety first. Such elevation races are unpredictable so I was fine with it. Not much you can do about it. About 2 or 3 yrs ago, it rained/snowed and some runners were upset about that. There are/will be complainers....... but that's the nature of trail running. The turnaround was at 7.6 miles, more than half way, so we did the race distance when we came back down (just over 13.2 miles) and, just short of about 3,800 ft elevation. I've run in all kinds of weather and made it through. Anyway, it was great to drive up to the summit for the views and for me, I was lucky to have the time for a run down and back up.
Thursdays, I've been meeting up with the trail divas at different trails for our group runs which are between 4-6 miles. Each runner decide their distance. Some are tapering so they run shorter and walk, and others run longer. I have been getting there about an hour earlier to run about 2-4 extra miles. Also, I get in 8-10 miles on other days before my long runs on weekends.
Saturday: finished 14 miles. Ran a trail that is one of my favorites, about 8500 ft, close to the base of the ski resort.
Hoping to get in 18-20 miles this weekend. Then 20-22 miles during the week before we fly to Chicago for a few days for a conference.
Knee is doing okay. Just need to ice it after my runs.
Next race is in MN, will be driving there and staying a few days to visit my RB near twin cities. On my return trip, will visit/stay with DH's aunt in SD.
I'm running the trail marathon: https://www.surfthemurph.org/